Prospective Students - Graduates

Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office

AlbertoWelcome to the Outreach and Diversity Office of the Arts & Humanities Division in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. If you are a prospective or continuing diversity student interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in any of the Arts & Humanities departments at Berkeley or beyond, this office is set up to meet your needs.

Berkeley is nation's best-value college

April 28, 2017

UC Berkeley is the top best-value college or university in the nation for the second year in a row, according to new rankings from Forbes.

SBES Alliance Schools

Below, find the schools currently participating in the National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Alliance, along with useful information for prospective students.

University of California, Berkeley
Program Coordinator: Ira Young

Social Sciences Graduate Diversity Office

Welcome to the Social Sciences Graduate Diversity web page. 

I am the graduate diversity director for the Division of Social Sciences in the College of Letters & Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In line with Berkeley's institutional commitment to academic excellence through diversity, I am here to work with both prospective and continuing graduate students to ensure a most enriching graduate career.

85,000 students seek admission to Berkeley's 2017-18 freshman class

December 19, 2016
More than 85,000 high school students have submitted applications for a seat in UC Berkeley’s 2017-18 freshman class, another record.

Berkeley ranks third among U.S. publics for value

December 16, 2016
UC Berkeley is the No. 3 public university in the country when it comes to value for its in-state students, according to new rankings from Kiplinger, the business and personal finance publisher.

Graduate Admissions and Diversity Resources

The Graduate Diversity Office in the Division of the Social Sciences has compiled a list of resources for graduate admissions and diversity.  The resources include information about diversity at UC Berkeley, in addition to enrollment data for the Social Sciences Division.  These documents will be helpful to faculty and staff involved in the review process.

Statement of Purpose

The Statement of Purpose (SOP) is crucial to your application. Some in the arts & humanities consider the SOP the most important component of your admission application.

Research Centers

This campus is home to dozens of exciting research centers and institutes where cutting-edge research is being conducted and new initiatives are being launched every year. Students and faculty in the College of Letters & Science have access to laboratories, libraries, and other resources that help make Berkeley the premier research university in the world.